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a combining form meaning “mucus” or “slime,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, myx-.
Origin of myxo-
combining form representing Greek mýxa Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for myxo-


combining form
mucus or slime: myxomycete
Word Origin
from Greek muxa slime, mucus
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Word Origin and History for myxo-

before vowels myx-, word-forming element meaning "slime, mucus," from comb. form of Greek myxa "mucus; lamp wick" (see mucus).

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myxo- in Medicine

myxo- or myx-
Mucus: myxoma.

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